Stuart Kenneth Arestad Age 82, of Federal Way passed away on March 4, 2014. He was born on Sept. 2, 1931 in Monroe, WA. His parents were Trygve and Ethel (Cummings) Arestad. A graduate of Grant High in Portland Oregon, he joined the Air Force and while stationed in Germany met and married his wife of 58 years, Lydia Romana Maria (Greif) Arestad. After tours of duty in Greenland, Germany, England, and Montana, he was discharged in 1962 and began his civilian career with the federal government, ultimately retiring from PSNS as the Foreman of the Cryptographic Repair Facility in 1986. For the last 14 years he enjoyed his time working for ASI Transport in Des Moines, WA. When not spending time with family he built and flew radio controlled model airplanes with the Mt. Rainier Radio Control Society. He was a Ham Radio Operator (W7OQQ) and member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) as well as a member of American Legion Post 110. Besides his wife Lydia Romana Maria Arestad of Federal Way, he is survived by his daughters, Sheila Arestad and Tamara (David) Larson; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Kilgore and Anders (McKaslyn) Larson and great grandchildren, Liam and Jude Kilgore. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Janet and siblings, Boyd and Dale. There will be a time of visitation on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 11:00 until the Funeral Service at 1:00, both of which will be held at Price-Helton Funeral Home in Auburn, WA. He will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery. Stu was a kind, honest person and dedicated, loving husband and father who will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Paralyzed Veterans of America or Disabled American Veterans.